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buck (sb/sth) up

UK informal
phrasal verb with buck uk   us   /bʌk/ verb [I]
to become happier or more positive or to make someone happier or more positive: Oh, buck up for heaven's sake, Anthony! I'm sick of looking at your miserable face. She was told that if she didn't buck her ideas up (= start working in a more positive way), she'd be out of a job. A week at the beach will buck her up.
Translations of “buck (sb/sth) up”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)高興起來, (使)振作起來…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)高兴起来, (使)振作起来…
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